Cara Railey has served in education and local church ministry in a variety of capacities. Cara graduated from Evangel University in 2000 with a BS in Elementary Education and in 2003 with a Masters of Education in Reading. She has taught in the elementary classroom and was a Reading Specialist for Springfield Public Schools. Cara was an instructor at Southwestern Assemblies of God University from 2007–2010 and served as the Oaks School of Leadership Student Development Director during the same time. In 2010, Cara and her husband Chris started New Community Church in Mesquite, Texas and in 2012 she assumed the role of Executive Pastor. In 2014, Chris and Cara transitioned to the National Leadership and Resource Center where Chris serves as the Senior Director of Leadership and Church Development and Cara serves as a Gender Ministries Strategist. As Gender Ministries Strategist, Cara provides guidance to the unique ministry needs of both boys and girls. Chris and Cara have been married fifteen years and have three boys.